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Apr 19, 2015

Lasting Friendship

Passage: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Speaker: Barry Teague

Series: Ecclesiastes

“Lasting Friendship” - Eccl 4:9-12

:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:
:10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! :11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?

:12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Key Observations on life lived without God

1. ...where injustice flourishes

2. ...where your best options are death or nonexistence

3. ...where everyone is alone!

...promotes working together

“Let’s do this together”

“coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success”

...proposes walking together

“Let’s go there together”

Pro 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Gal 6:1,2 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

...produces a warmth together

“Let’s stick together”

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